Adnan Khan

Adnan Khan (born 24 December 1988) is an Indian actor.[1][2] He is best known for his role as Mawlawi Kabeer Ahmed in Zee TV's drama series Ishq Subhan Allah.[3][4]

Adnan Khan
Born (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 32)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Alma materManipal University, Dubai
Years active2010–present
Known forIshq Subhan Allah

Early lifeEdit

Khan hails from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was born on the 24 December 1988. He has an older brother named Imran Ali. Adnan went to Our Own English High School in Dubai and graduated from the esteemed Manipal University Dubai in the year 2009.[5] He holds a degree in Business Administration (BBA With Specialization In International Business Management). Khan briefly worked as a Human Resources Manager in a Dubai based firm and left his job as he always looked forward to a career in acting.


Whilst working as a Human Resources Manager in Dubai based firm, Khan aspired a career in acting. His short film 'Bubble' shot in Dubai was screened at various international film festivals and won Best Short Film at Tunisia Human Rights Film Festival.[6]

Then he relocated to Mumbai from Dubai[7] and completed an acting diploma at the highly reputed "Actor Prepares", an acting academy founded by veteran actor Anupam Kher. After, Khan went on to participate in numerous stage dramas, short films and web series the most notable being First Among Equals, web series written and produced by Vikram Bhatt. [8]

He played the role of Maulwi Kabeer Ahmad in Zee TV's show Ishq Subhan Allah[9][10][11] and won many accolades for his performance, including Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Male and International Iconic - Best Television Actor.[12]

In May 2018, he appeared in Zee TV's talk show "Juzz Baatt" as a guest with Sana Saeed, Arjit Taneja and Karan Jotwani.

In February 2019, he did an ad-campaign for Platinum love bands (Platinum days of love).[13][14]

In March 2021, Adnan appeared in a T-Series music video "Mera Apki kripa Se".



Year Film
2010 Vritant
2012 Bubble
2013 Worst Thing That Ever Happened to Me
2015 Story about True Love
2016 Shenanigans
2017 Software Engineer Ki Bhadaas Unlimited
The Unsaid
2018 Mailguard Chronicles


Year Title Network Role
2013 Arjun (TV series) Star Plus Adil
2014 Love by Chance Bindass Tej Sahai
Friends: Conditions apply Channel V India Omar
2015 Twist wala Love Channel V India Sumit Malhotra
Dil Ko Aaj Phir Se Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai DD National Akarsh Jaisingh
2016 Khade Hai Teri Raahon Mein Star Plus Ramesh
2018 Juzt Baatt[15] Zee TV Himself-Guest
2018–2020 Ishq Subhan Allah Zee TV Kabeer Ahmad

Web seriesEdit

Year Series Role Platform
2017 First Among Equals Lead Role Un­known
2019 Ishq Aaj Kal Kabeer Ahmad-Cameo Role Zee5

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Show Result
2021 Iconic Glamour Awards Versatile Actor Of Indian Television Ishq Subhan Allah Won[16]
2019 International Iconic Awards Best Actor Male Ishq Subhan Allah Won[17]
2019 Indian Telly Awards Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face - Male Ishq Subhan Allah Won[18]
2019 Zee Rishtey Awards Best Beta Ishq Subhan Allah Won
2018 Zee Rishtey Awards Best Nayi Jodi Ishq Subhan Allah Won[19]
2018 Zee Rishtey Awards Zee5 Judges Panel Award Ishq Subhan Allah Won


  1. ^ "Ishq Subhan Allah: A day out with Kabeer aka Adnan Khan". Archived from the original on 28 February 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Ishq Subhan Allah actor Adnan Khan: Our primary concern is to empower women through the show". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Ishq Subhan Allah Actor Adnan Khan Gave 400 Auditions Before Bagging A Part on the Show!". Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Ishq Subhan Allah's Adnan Khan gets a letter written in blood from a female fan". Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Adnan Abbas Khan". Retrieved 5 May 2018.[non-primary source needed]
  6. ^ "Bubble the award-winning short film".
  7. ^ "Adnan Khan: My biggest learning came from failing at the auditions". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 15 April 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Vikram Bhatt Launches Poster Of 6 New Series For VB On Web". Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Top newcomers on Indian television in 2018!". Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Top five male television actors of 2018". Archived from the original on 20 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  11. ^ "10 Most Desirable Men On TV-2019". Archived from the original on 8 August 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Adnan Khan-International Iconic Best Actor Male 2019". Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Platinum days of love!". Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Platinum days of love!". Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Karan Jotwani and Adnan Khan come together for this show.. |". Archived from the original on 16 May 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Adnan Khan- Iconic Glamour Awards Best Actor Male 2021". Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  17. ^ "Adnan Khan-Internnational Iconic Best Actor Male 2019". Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Indian Telly Awards 2019 Full Winners' List: Hina Khan, Jennifer Winget, Parth Samthaan, Erica Fernandes, Nakuul Mehta and Adnan Khan Win Big Awards!". Archived from the original on 29 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Zee Rishtey Awards 2018 Winners List: Sriti-Shabbir, Eisha-Adnan, Surbhi Jyoti & Others Bag Awards". Archived from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.

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